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Effective January 1, 2014, CMS has assigned a new HCPCS code for Neupogen®, J1442 injection, filgrastim 1 mcg.

On November 29, 2013, CMS released the Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) code set updates that will be effective January 1, 2014. • Effective January 1, 2014, CMS has assigned a new HCPCS code for Neupogen®, J1442 injection, filgrastim 1 mcg. This new HCPCS code replaces the old Neupogen® HCPCS codes of J1440 for 300 mcgs and J1441 for 480 mcgs. • As a result of the new Neupogen® HCPCS code, providers will need to enter the Neupogen® units used in the billing process to distinguish which Neupogen® dose was used (e.g. 300 mcg single use vial/prefilled syringe or 480 mcg single use vial/prefilled syringe). • For additional details relative to this change, here is the CMS website: http://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Coding/HCPCSReleaseCodeSets/Alpha-Numeric-HCPCS.html For the full Prescribing Information on Neupogen® (filgrastim), please go to: http://www.neupogen.com